While the heart of Seaforth may be knee-deep into a construction project for the 2020 season, the community has undertaken a number of creative opportunities to encourage you to continue to visit them, including their Shop to Win’ Diggin’ Main contest (your opportunity to win one of 33 $100 BIA gift cards!) and their “Art That’s Right Up Your Alley” project.
According to Huron East’s Economic Development Officer Jan Hawley, “With front door access to many businesses being compromised during construction, a plan needed to be developed making the back doors of many of the shops and commercial offices the new front doors. Surprisingly, during the process something magical happened and with the skill and expertise of Heritage Architect Dr. Chris Cooper, we’ve designed an attraction where there’s never been one, while at the same time utilizing an alternate entrance to Main Street places of business.” The project includes art installations such as a vintage phone booth, historical photos of the last time Seaforth’s Main Street was rebuilt in the 1960s, flower boxes, witty signs, and more.
When dropping by to see the innovative and quirky new landscape of Seaforth (or trying your hand at one of the remaining $100 gift cards and $2,020 Grand Prize), you’ll find that the community has some of the most unique businesses around– Elements of Design, with its artisan-designed jewelry, Blooms n’ Rooms, with not only floral arrangements designed by owner Kenda, but dozens of other items, Cotton Harvest Quilt Shop, named as one of Better Homes and Gardens Top Quilt Shops, or Primitive Creek, where you can not only deck out yourself, but also your home, seamlessly combining both fashion and décor pieces.
Once feeling peckish, after all of your shopping adventures, head on over to Janet’s Country Donut Cafe for some of their handcrafted chocolately creations, Wong’s Grill for some savoury Szechuan shrimp, Pizza Train for a slice (or two) of their deluxe pizza (ask for double meat!), Maria’s Wok N Dine for the perfect combination of Asian and Canadian cuisine, or Freeze King for a Banana Deluxe!
For those looking to spend a bit more time in town, check out Laurie’s AirBnB, located in the heart of Seaforth’s Historic Downtown, or the Pemberley House Bed and Breakfast, which will provide you with an experience like no other, with its High Tea offerings and quaint rooms!
After a restful sleep, head on over to the Seaforth Golf Club for a round of golf at one of South-western Ontario’s top-rated courses. Afterward, grab something delicious to eat or enjoy a glass of wine or cold brew on their patio. If that isn’t enough, take in theVan Egmond House Museum for a tour of the mid 19th century country manor, the Seaforth Community Market to stock up on some delectible baked goods and locally grown produce, Maelstrom Winery for a tour and tasting, the Seaforth Lawn Bowling Club for a game or two, or to the Seaforth Optimist Park & Dog Park for the chance to play with your pampered pooch.
Courtesy of Pemberley House Bed and Breakfast
Courtesy of Shop Seaforth
Courtesy of Maelstrom Winery